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  1. Five keys for Brian Vera against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

    Bernardo Pilatti

    Bernardo Pilatti highlights five keys to victory for Brian Vera against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  2. Video results for "the contender"

  3. Smith-Molina delay ends well

    Dan Rafael

    Sometimes what looks like a big disappointment ultimately works out for the best. Case in point: Ishe Smith's first junior middleweight title defense against mandatory challenger Carlos Molina. In February, Smith outpointed Cornelius "K9" Bundrage...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  4. The Contender, Canelo Alvarez

    ESPN The Magazine follows Canelo Alvarez from New York to Mexico to California as he prepares for the biggest fight of his life versus Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  5. Sergio Mora signs with DiBella

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight Sergio Mora, a former junior middleweight titlist and first-season winner of "The Contender" reality series, signed Tuesday with promoter Lou DiBella. "I have always respected Lou for his bold ways and honesty," Mora, known as "The La...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  6. Manfredo's return no surprise

    Dan Rafael

    This should not come as any surprise to anyone: Peter Manfredo Jr. is coming out of retirement. Shocking, right? The scrappy brawler from Providence, R.I., parlayed his time on the first season of "The Contender" into multiple big opportunities bu...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  7. Cornelius Bundrage, Gary Russell Jr. not so different

    Dan Rafael

    One is a veteran in the late stages of his career, while the other is a hot prospect just launching his own. But Cornelius Bundrage and Gary Russell Jr., both on the shelf far too long, are ready to make the most of Saturday's opportunity.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  8. Mora out to get even with Vera

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior middleweight titlist Sergio Mora (23-2-2, 7 KOs), who won the first season of "The Contender" reality series, lost a 10-round upset split decision in February 2011 against Brian Vera (20-6, 12 KOs), who participated in a later season of...

    Blog | June 16, 2012
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  10. Bika has new trainer, June 2 bout

    Dan Rafael

    Ask super middleweight champ and undefeated pound-for-pound star Andre Ward who gave him his toughest fight. He'll tell you it was Sakio Bika. Australia's Bika, who won "The Contender" reality series tournament in 2007, is as rugged as they come. ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  11. For Jesse Brinkley, it's better late than never

    Graham Houston

    Former "Contender" contestant Jesse Brinkley finally gets his big chance against 168-pound champ Lucian Bute in Montreal on Friday. Is he ready to make the most of it?

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2010
  12. Catching up with 'Contender' pioneers

    Graham Houston

    It's probably not being too unkind to say that boxers who took part in the first season of "The Contender" six years ago were viewed with a certain amount of skepticism within the boxing community. Fighters appearing on a reality TV series, in ...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  13. Super Six: Allan Green replaces Jermain Taylor, to face Andre War...

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight Allan Green will replace Jermain Taylor in Showtime's Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament, promoter Lou DiBella said.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2010
  14. Winky Wright's return to ring against Grady Brewer canceled

    Dan Rafael

    Former undisputed junior middleweight champion Winky Wright's return to the ring against Grady Brewer was canceled Monday.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2009
  15. Former junior middleweight titlist Sergio Mora signs with Cameron...

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior middleweight titlist Sergio Mora, best known for winning the first season of the boxing reality show "The Contender," signed Thursday with manager Cameron Dunkin, about a month after parting ways with promoter Tournament of Contenders.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2009
  16. Richard Schaefer in Big Apple to wheel and deal

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts. … • Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has come East to make deals. When it comes to closing a deal, Schaefer is one of the best in the business. The former Swiss banker is a no-nonsense, put-your-cards-on-...

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2009
  17. 'The Contender' to feature two ex-title challengers; TV star Danz...

    Dan Rafael

    The fourth season of the boxing reality series "The Contender" will feature former world title challengers Darnell "Ding-A-Ling Man" Wilson and Rico Hoye among an eclectic 16-man tournament field.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2008
  18. New season of 'The Contender' on Versus to feature cruiserweights...

    Dan Rafael

    Four months after ESPN canceled "The Contender," the boxing reality series that produced junior middleweight titleholder Sergio Mora and other title challengers, has found new life on Versus.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2008